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Holtschlag honored for contributions to international education

Margaret Holtschlag

Margaret Holtschlag, who graduated with a master’s degree in reading instruction in 1987, was honored by MSU International Studies and Programs last March with the Glen Taggart Award for Community Contribution to International Understanding. A former College of Education Alumni Association board member, Holtschlag has long been dedicated to forging connections between K-12 classrooms and other parts of the globe. She realized that goal through her leadership in LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education), a 70-member organization that provides professional development opportunities for educators through interactions with MSU’s international students and faculty. Holtschlag, who recently retired after 30 years teaching in elementary schools, also helped lead the College of Education’s pre-internship study abroad trip to South Africa for teacher candidates and has shared expertise with teachers in Vietnam. Her BIG Lesson program, a model for teaching about history and science based on community resources, continues to grow across Michigan.